Adult Events

  1. Library

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    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

holiday harvest

Holiday Harvest: Celebrating the Holiday Table
Monday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.

Kim Larkin, licensed chocolatier, will focus on healthful, delicious recipes, cheese boards and easy entertaining ideas.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Deschler family in honor of their mother, Cecile Deschler.

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Movies & More: Finding Your Feet
Tuesday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie. Running time 114 minutes. Snacks provided. Tickets available at the Adult Information Desk. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

holiday Bling

Make Your Own Holiday Bling 
Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Treat yourself or someone special to some holiday bling. Make a bracelet and have some fun designing it for yourself or as a gift during this busy time of year. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Publisher 2013 Essentials
Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an overview that covers the basics, plus some in-depth features.  With this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create publications, such as flyers or invitations, for your special event!  Registration required.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, December 13, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Tuesday, December 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Bring your own craft and join the conversation!  Refreshments provided. Registration required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, December 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

holiday songs

Wonderful World of Music
Thursday, December 27, 1:30 p.m.

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso Band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra. They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Thursday, January 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Bring your own craft and join the conversation! Refreshments provided. Registration required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, January 3, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

page turner

Page Turners Book Discussion
Book to be Determined
Thursday, January 7, 7:00 p.m.

Copies are available at the library. The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there!

bright lights

Brown Bag it With a Documentary
Bright Lights
Tuesday, January 8, 12:00 noon.

An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. Running time 95 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tax Law Changes for 2018
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.

Ben Franklin is famously quoted as saying, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except for death and taxes.” Join us with local tax expert Heidi Parchmann MSPA, EA to see what that means in this day and age.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

cloud

Save It To The Cloud
Thursday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.

Wondering about that invisible cloud above our heads?  Cloud storage is the answer to avoid wasting valuable storage space on your device.  Join us to learn more about the cloud and how to use it. Registration required.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, January 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

Adrift-Movie

Movies & More: Adrift
Tuesday, January 15, 1:00 p.m. 

A true story of survival, as a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin. Running time 99 minutes. Snacks provided. Tickets available at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Friends Winterfest (Formerly the Friends Wine and Cheese Social)
Friday, January 18 – (Snow date January 25)
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Must be 21 to attend.

Enjoy an evening of tasty beer, wine, spirits and savory refreshments, plus great entertainment.
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of this event. It will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Place orders for bottles of wine or beer you liked at special prices offered only at the wine tasting event. Orders placed during the event make you eligible for a special prize. After the tasting, participate in the teacup and silent auction and more. Dessert will follow. Bluegrass Music trio will be provided by Audrey Mae.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

three identical strangers

Brown Bag it With a Documentary
Three Identical Strangers
Tuesday, January 22, 12:00 noon

A true story that explores triplets who were separated at birth, reunited years later as adults and the discovery of why it happened. Running time 96 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring your own craft and join the conversation! Refreshments provided. Registration required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

wake up humans

Wake Up Humans! by Dr. Steve Judson
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

Learn how the body can heal itself via the central nervous system and the importance of the atlas bone, the first cervical vertebra.  Dr. Judson is a chiropractor and upper cervical specialist. Dr. Judson's book, Wake Up Humans, will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Registration required.


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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today! Registration required. 

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Adult Winter Reading Kickoff & Registration
Ice Cream for Books

Thursday, January 31
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Drop in between these hours or register online to receive a free gift and a chance to win the kickoff prize giveaway. Refreshments will be provided. Adults will earn a prize ticket for every book they read or listen to, which will be entered into the weekly drawings for special gifts. All tickets collected will be entered into the grand prize drawing to be held on Friday, March 9.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.